Object Title

Lower lames of a tasset

Lower lames of a tasset



Object Number



Acquired 1951, from the armoury of the Earls of Pembroke at Wilton House.

Physical Description

The bottom two lames of a knee length tasset. The main plate is shaped to the knee, the lower edge curving down to a blunt point and slightly flanged outwards. The main edges have symmetrically roped inward turns with recessed borders retaining traces of gilding. Radiating from the centre are two pairs of curved recessed bands widening towards their outer ends and each decorated with three pairs of incised lines. The exterior is corroded black, and there is a large area corroded away near the lower edge. Metallurgy by Alan Williams: The microstructure consists of ferrite and pearlite with numerous slag inclusions. The pearlite is mostly in a band of 0.4% C running along one surface. No attempt has been made to harden this streaky steel.


Weight: 8 oz

Inscriptions and Marks




See III.2255. Reaccessioned in error because recorded as disposed in inventory, also in error.